Rep. Cole announces 2016 town hall tour

State Rep. Triston Cole invites residents of the 105th House District to attend his 2016 year- in-review town hall meetings. “It is my overall goal to ensure transparency in my office and the 105th House District. The presentation I have prepared will provide a broad overview of what happened in 2015 and what I plan to…

Rep. Franz to host town hall with chair of the House Transportation Committee

LANSING, MI — State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, will host a transportation town hall with special guest Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, chair of the House Transportation Committee. “I am honored to be hosting this informational town hall with Chairman Pettalia because together we will be able to deliver a powerful message about of where…

Five consecutive years of perfect attendance for Rep. Franz

LANSING, MI — State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, has adhered to nothing less than perfect attendance while serving his tenure in the Michigan House of Representatives. Rep. Franz has been present for every bill introduction and every roll call vote in the House since taking office in January 2011. “As your state Representative I am…

Rep. Cole ranked among top conservative lawmakers in 2015

LANSING – State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was selected as one of the top conservative lawmakers in Michigan by Michigan Independent Research Service (MIRS). State Rep. Triston Cole issued the following statement in response: “It has been a true privilege serving in the Michigan House of Representatives. Since taking office nearly one year ago, I…

Rep. Franz reflects on 2015

By Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama I would like to thank my family, friends and all those living in the 101st House District for their sincere support over the past year. I have been blessed with the opportunity of serving in the Michigan House of Representatives for nearly five years now and I am truly privileged…

Rep. Yonker: Strong advocate for ‘data center’ legislation

$5 billion investment into Kent County and over 1,000 jobs The Michigan House last night approved legislation to exempt qualified data centers from sales and use tax on qualified equipment, state Rep. Ken Yonker announced. “Data centers represent an emerging industry and the Legislature needs to take proactive steps to ensure that Michigan remains competitive…

Pastor delivers powerful invocation before Tuesday’s House session

LANSING, MI – Mancelona lawmaker state Rep. Triston Cole, right, and Speaker Pro-Tempore state Rep. Tom Leonard, left, joined Pastor Glynn McMorris, middle, of Mio Baptist Church to deliver the invocation prior to the start of Tuesday’s state House session. “It is a privilege to be blessed with the opportunity to welcome Pastor McMorris to…

House approves Cole’s bill ensuring aircraft safety

The Michigan House of Representatives approved today state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation ensuring aircraft safety by requiring all weather towers be marked with orange and white alternating stripes to safeguard pilot visibility. Rep. Cole, R-Mancelona, was joined on the House floor today during session by his wife, Stacy Cole, right, as the House voted overwhelmingly…

Rep. Cole approves real solution to Michigan road-funding crisis

Lawmaker votes to expand tax credits, increases tax relief for middle class families, seniors and young adults State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, voted to approve the House Republican road funding package today, including an amendment he offered that ensures every dollar in the $600 million reserve fund be directly contributed to fixing Michigan’s roads and…

Rep. Cole’s bill to reform civil asset forfeiture signed into law by Gov.

LANSING, MI — Gov. Snyder signed five bills into law on Tuesday as he approved a bipartisan bill package to reform civil asset forfeiture laws. State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona, left, authored House Bill 4503 now Public Act No. 150 of 2015, which will safeguard oversight of civil forfeiture by ensuring that forfeiture funds…